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SpouseAmitabh Bachchan
FactShe was pregnant with her daughter Shweta while shooting the movie Sholay (1975).

Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan is an Indian actress and politician. She is widely regarded as one of the most successful actresses in the history of Hindi cinema. She has appeared in over 70 Hindi films in a career spanning more than four decades. In addition to her acting career, Bachchan has also worked as a playback singer, film producer and television presenter. She has been a member of the Indian Parliament since 2004, representing the Samajwadi Party.

Early Life

Jaya Bhaduri was born on April 9, 1948, in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. Her father, Taroon Kumar Bhaduri, was a Bengali writer, journalist and poet. Her mother, Indira Bhaduri, was a homemaker. She has two sisters, Bharati and Rupa.

Bachchan received her early education at the Loreto Convent School in Kolkata. She later attended the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune.


Bachchan made her acting debut in the Bengali film Mahanagar (1963). She later appeared in the Hindi films Guddi (1971), Jawani Diwani (1972) and Zanjeer (1973). These films established her as a leading actress in Hindi cinema.

In 1975, Bachchan starred in the blockbuster film Sholay. She went on to appear in several successful films including Amar Akbar Anthony (1977), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… (2001) and Black (2005).

Bachchan has also worked as a playback singer and film producer. She has sung songs for films such as Parichay (1972) and Kora Kagaz (1974). She has produced films such as Mrityudaata (1997) and Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003).

In 2004, Bachchan was elected to the Indian Parliament from the Samajwadi Party. She has since been re-elected three times.

Personal Life

Bachchan married actor Amitabh Bachchan in 1973. The couple have two children, Shweta and Abhishek.

In 2000, Bachchan was diagnosed with breast cancer. She successfully underwent treatment and has been cancer-free since 2001.

Physical Characteristics

Bachchan is 5 feet 4 inches tall. She has black hair and brown eyes.

General Info

Full NameJaya Bhaduri Bachchan
Height1.57 m
ProfessionActor, Politician
EducationFilm and Television Institute of India, St. Joseph's Convent School, Bhopal


SpouseAmitabh Bachchan
ChildrenAbhishek Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan-Nanda
ParentsTaroon Kumar Bhaduri, Indira Bhaduri
SiblingsRita Verma


AwardsFilmfare Award for Best Actress, Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress, Filmfare Special Jury Award, Guild Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actress
NominationsZee Cine Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
MoviesSholay, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham..., Abhimaan, Silsila, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Anamika, Guddi, Zanjeer, Chupke Chupke, Fiza, Mili, Paa, Bawarchi, Jawani Diwani, Dil Diwana, Parichay, Ek Nazar, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman, Shor, Koshish, Uphaar, Piya Ka Ghar, Drona, Kora Kagaz, Nauker, Shahen...

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1Urban legend of her being married to fellow FTII classmate Bhaskar Chowdhury in the late 1960's. Not to be confused with actor and Hollywood actor Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury.
2Jaya dubbed for actress Nandini Ghoshal for the film CHAR ADHYAY.
3She starred in Vinod Bachchan's shelved film "Samparan - The Real Submission". Directed by Aruna Raje. The film was about the uplifting of street kids. This was in 2004.
4Actress Tillotama Shome married her nephew Kunal Verma ( Rita and Rajeev's son).
5Sister Rita ( Married to actor Rajeev Verma) has 2 sons . Shiladitya Verma. He is a painter based in Bhopal. He is married to Poorvi Karanwar. The second son is Thathaghat Verma. He is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He is married to Darshika Mahajan.
6Jaya is the Chairperson of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council from July, 2004. [March 2006]
7Sister-in-law of actor Rajeev Verma who is married to her younger sister, Rita Badhuri (not an actress).
8She was pregnant with her daughter Shweta while shooting the movie Sholay (1975).
9Her daughter-in-law is Aishwarya Rai, former beauty queen, and Bollywood actress.
10During 2004 Jaya became a Member of the Rajya Sabha, but following a complaint by the Congress Party, her status was reviewed and in March, 2006, the President of India decided that she can no longer be qualified to a member of the Rajya Sabha as this conflicts with her current status as a Chair of the Uttar Pradesh Film Development Council.
11Mother of Bollywood actor, Abhishek Bachchan, and daughter, Shweta Nanda. Became a grandma in 1997, when Shweta gave birth a baby girl, Nain Naveyli Nanda. Shweta subsequently gave birth to a son, Agastye.
12Is currently involved in the Samaj Wadi politican Party in India.
13Daughter of Bengali writer Tarun Bhaduri.
14Wife of Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
15Mother of movie star Abhishek Bachchan




Ki & Ka2016Jaya Bhaduri
Irandam Ulagam2013Ramya's Professor
Ganga Devi2012
The Legend of Drona2008Rani Jayati (as Jaya Bachchan)
Lovesongs: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow2008Mridula Chatterjee (as Jaya Bachchan)
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman2007Savitri (as Jaya Bachchan)
Kal Ho Naa Ho2003Jennifer Kapur
Desh2002Suprabha Devi (as Jaya Bachchan)
Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe2002Mansi Devi (as Jaya Bachchan)
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...2001Nandini Raichand (as Jaya Bachchan)
Daughters of This Century2001Abhagi (as Jaya Bachchan)
Dr. Mukta2000Dr. Mukta
Fiza2000Mother Nishatbi (as Jaya Bachchan)
Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa1998Sujata Chatterji
Akka1994Special Appearance (Song)
Yeh Vaada Raha1982Sunita Sikkan (voice)
Silsila1981Shobha Malhotra (as Jaya Bachchan)
Ek Baap Chhe Bete1978Asha
Abhi To Jee Lein1977Jaya
Mili1975Mili Khanna
Chupke Chupke1975Vasudha Kumar
Dil Diwana1974Nita
Doosri Sita1974
Naya Din Nai Raat1974Sushma
Kora Kagaz1974Archana Gupta
Anamika1973Anamika / Kanchan / Archana
Gaai Aur Gori1973Vijaya
Phagun1973Santosh 'Toshi'
Abhimaan1973Uma Kumar
Jai Jwala1972Special Appearance
Koshish1972Aarti Mathur
Shor1972Raat Ki Rani / Rani
Bansi Birju1972Bansi
Ek Nazar1972Shabnam
Jawani Diwani1972Neeta Thakur
Bawarchi1972Krishna Sharna
Piya Ka Ghar1972Malti Shankar
Dhanyee Meye1971Mansa
Jai Jawan Jai Makan1971
Aahat - Ek Ajeeb Kahani1971
An Angry Young Man1970Short


Dekh Bhai Dekh1993TV Series producer - as Jaya Bachchan, 1993
Antarmahal: Views of the Inner Chamber2005producer


Shahenshah1988story - as Jaya Bachchan


Abhi To Jee Lein1977in tribute to


Tehzeeb2003thank you for being there... always - as Jaya Bachchan
Chupke Chupke1975grateful acknowledgment


Celluloid Man2012DocumentaryHerself
49th Manikchand Filmfare Awards 20032004TV SpecialHerself - Best Supporting Actress Winner
Rendevouz with Simi Garewal2003TV SeriesHerself
Himalay Se Ooncha1975Herself (Special appearance)

Archive Footage

Koffee with Karan2004TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2011Award of ExcellenceLos Angeles Movie Awards, USBest ActressMeherjaan (2011)
2011River Admiration AwardSilent River Film Festival, USBest ActressMeherjaan (2011)
2004Apsara AwardApsara Film Producers Guild AwardsBest Actress In A Supporting RoleKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2004Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Supporting RoleKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2004Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2002Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyActress in a Supporting RoleKabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
2002Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressKabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001)
2001Popular AwardAwards of the International Indian Film AcademyBest Actress in a Supporting RoleFiza (2000)
2001Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Supporting ActressFiza (2000)
2000Significant Contribution to Indian CinemaBombay International Film Festival
1998Special AwardFilmfare Awards
1980Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressNauker (1979)
1975Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest Actress
1974Filmfare AwardFilmfare AwardsBest ActressAbhimaan (1973)

Nominated Awards

2004ScreenScreen Weekly AwardsBest Supporting ActressKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)
2004Popular AwardZee Cine AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleKal Ho Naa Ho (2003)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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